Love. We love food, our cars, our pets, our homes. But there’s a different meaning, same word. To love our neighbor is to be gentle with their soul. It’s to cause no harm or hurt to them. Right now is a critical time in our world. People feel friction with Christians. We’ve got a reputation for being unkind. Sin is sin but the sinner needs grace from a Savior not condemnation. Loving our neighbors, our children, an orphan in another country, a widow down the street, the couple of guys that live next door, is our calling. We have to love them and give our hearts to them not our knowledge.
Love does no wrong to one’s neighbor [it never hurts anybody]. Therefore love meets all the requirements and is the fulfilling of the Law. Besides this you know what [a critical] hour this is,… For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed (adhered to, trusted in, and relied on Christ, the Messiah). (Romans 13:10, 11 AMP)